The previews will show up while you’re browsing through Netflix’s content, allowing you to get an idea of the flavor of the show or movie without having to hit play. Netflix says the previews aren’t trailers, but instead serve as curated experiences for “quickly highlighting the story, characters and tone of a title.”
Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge
To be honest I can’t believe it’s taken this long. The ability to preview a TV show or film before you watch seems like such a fundamental part of the experience, it’s hard to believe it wasn’t something thought of nearer to launch.
Better late than never I suppose. Let’s just hope they aren’t auto-playing previews…